Cash Flow

Money Terms to Know: Cash Flow

It's Financial Literacy Month, so throughout April we'll be examining key economic concepts that affect your everyday finances. Today's money term: cash flow.

The Surprising Generation that Has a Handle On Its Finances

We all know that we should save more and spend less, but we don't always follow that advice. When you break down our responses to the financial crisis by generation, however, some interesting patterns emerge -- and you probably wouldn't guess which generation is doing the worst at financial wellness.

11 Personal Finance Equations Everyone Needs to Know

Math class may have seemed pointless back in the day, but it turns out all those equations are quite useful when it comes to solving money problems. We've rounded up 11 equations that you could be using every day to get your finances on track, and keep them there.

How Companies Fake It (With Cash Flow)

Focusing on cash flow -- instead of the figures Wall Street is so fond of -- is a good way to measure a company's strength. That said, just like revenue and earnings, cash flow can be manipulated in order to hoodwink investors. Look out for these four signs that a company's pulling a fast one with cash flow.

What's Behind the Share Buyback Binge?

Companies that have piled up cash over the past few years are finding one good use for it: Repurchasing their own shares. January alone saw $57 billion in buybacks, compared with $357 billion for all of 2010. While buybacks don't add value, they do give investors more options.

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